Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with these engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. is the perfect book to help you start your school year in kindergarten! It is such a fun book to read over and over again. Your kindergarten friends will quickly learn the pattern and chime in!

After reading the book a few times, introduce this fun video for your students to watch and sing along!

Reading Strategies and Skills

It is not too early for students to start learning strategic thinking. As you might know, our Guided Reading series has a week-long close reading lesson plan to be used with this book. Each day, students focus in strategically on their reading. The teacher does the reading work (decoding). The students do the thinking work. 

Here are a few pictures from a sweet kindergarten class that had fun reading (and singing) this story!

Retelling the Story

We’ve updated our Engaging Readers units to include a digital option in addition to the printable version. 

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom lesson plans and ideas for kindergarten! Fun activities for back to school!

After students have retold the story as a whole class, they practice retelling the story with a partner.  Then, they complete an independent retell of the story. 

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom lesson plans and ideas for kindergarten! Fun activities for back to school!

Students can also add their story retelling pieces to this coconut tree crown! 

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom lesson plans and ideas for kindergarten! Fun activities for back to school!

All of the patterns needed for this craft are included in the product download.

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Problem and Solution in the Story

Students also think about the problem and solution in the story. They discuss problem and solution with their partners and their class. Then they respond in writing. At the beginning of the year, they convey meaning with illustrations. 

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom lesson plans and ideas for kindergarten! Fun activities for back to school!
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Making connections with the story

Students work on making connections with the story and tell about a time they’ve gotten hurt. 

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom lesson plans and ideas for kindergarten! Fun activities for back to school!

Cross-Curricular Learning

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom lends itself well to extend the learning across different subjects. Here are a few ideas for you!

Math

I found this image on the blog Fun a Day. How fun would it be to make this into a counting activity. Set them up, bowl them down, and count. For 1st grade, you might want to write equations. 

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Science

Students can explore their 5 senses!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom lesson plans and ideas for kindergarten! Fun activities for back to school!

Students explore the taste of coconut. Plus, a math bonus!

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Here is another activity that never fails to please! This is a perfect opportunity to talk about the scientific method!

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Students start by forming a hypothesis.  Next, they perform the experiment and record their results. You can find this activity and more here:

Each activity has been designed to complement the Guiding Readers text of the week.

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centers

There are also math and literacy center activities included in the Science, Math, and more unit. Students can practice beginning sounds, vowel sounds, and numbers. 

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom lesson plans and ideas for kindergarten! Fun activities for back to school!

The Engaging Readers unit that includes printable lesson plans and activities for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and 5 other great titles can be found here:

 

If you are looking for digital activities that are preloaded to Seesaw, this unit is for you:

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Deedee Wills

Deedee Wills

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

Hi, I'm DeedeE.

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!
 

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10 Responses

  1. Love these new ideas! I start the year with this book every year, and this will definitely breathe some life into my lessons!

  2. This is awesome, Deedee. I’m moving to PreK this next year. I’ve been Kinder for many years and decided to retire… the school hired me back for just 1/2 day (stipulations of retirement). This will be great for my 4 year olds! Thank you 🙂

  3. Deedee I am a little confused on the interactive writing portion in the first unit chicka chicka boom boom. Do I make up a sentence to go with that story and then they copy?

  4. I have a question, I am a fifth-grade math teacher and I’m going to China to teach for 2 weeks first and second graders. I’ve always loved the book Chica Chica Boom Boom and looking at all the pictures I think the kids would love this. How do I purchase the Unit for Chica Chica? I saw the package for $18, but I wasn’t sure if it was included in it or more than just Chica? Thank you, Kym

    1. Hi there!

      We don’t have the unit sold individually. It has 6 other books included in the unit, so there are 6 weeks worth of instruction.

  5. Deedee,
    Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with those of us just starting out. I’m hoping to land a Kinder or 1st grade job in our new town in Michigan. Your advise, lesson plans, strategies, and activities have given me greater confidence in preparing for my future classroom. Thank you again! April

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